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Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP 

A Partnership including Professional Corporations

Chicago, Illinois Office
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225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
Chicago, Illinois  60606

(Cook Co.)

Telephone: 312-201-2000
Fax: 312-201-2555

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Antitrust LawArbitration
Civil Trial PracticeClass Actions
Commercial LitigationComputer Law
Corporate LawCreditors Rights
Criminal Trial PracticeEmployment Benefits Law
Environmental LawFamily Law
Health Care LawInsurance Law
Intellectual Property LawLabor and Employment Law
Medical MalpracticeMergers and Acquisitions
Municipal and Zoning LawProduct Liability Law
Real Estate LawSecurities Law
Tax LawToxic Torts
Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate
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About this office:

Edwards Wildman lawyers are known internationally for their work in private equity, venture capital, corporate and finance transactions, complex litigation, insurance and reinsurance, and intellectual property.

Our clients know us as their trusted legal and business adviser—providing the strategic, collaborative and client-focused counsel that helps protect and advance their business goals.

Creative yet pragmatic, we bring deep industry knowledge and take the time to develop an intimate understanding of our clients' businesses, to help them effectively navigate risk, regulatory issues and the diverse challenges of a competitive marketplace—in the boardroom or the courtroom.

With more than a century of experience, working with Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 clients and start-up companies alike, throughout a range of industries and across three continents, we are a forceful advocate for our clients' businesses.

The business of Edwards Wildman...

• Over 625 attorneys spanning 15 offices on 3 continents, including the in the US, UK, Japan, and Hong Kong.

Our lawyers have been recognized by:

Edwards Wildman has a rating of 100% in the Human Rights Campaign's annual Corporate Equality Index.

In 2012, US News/Best Lawyers listed Edwards Wildman in 19 national rankings and 62 practice area rankings, including a Tier 1 ranking in the category of "Litigation — Intellectual Property."

The BTI Client Service A-Team: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance recognizes Edwards Wildman for delivering superior client service.

Edwards Wildman and its attorneys are recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers UK and Chambers Asia-Pacific for excellence in 42 categories including: Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Private Equity: Buyouts, Corporate/Commercial, Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance, Corporate/Commercial: Intellectual Property, Reinsurance, Intellectual Property: General and Public International Law.

Legal 500 (UK) recognizes Edwards Wildman for having leading practices in Life Sciences, M&A transactions, equity buy-outs, private equity formation and venture capital.

Edwards Wildman ranked 9th overall based on the number of private equity and venture capital deals closed in 2011, according to the Dow Jones, Private Equity Analyst's ranking of the "Most Active Law Firms."

Reactions, a leading insurance publication, named Edwards Wildman the 2012 Best Global Law Firm of the Year.

Thomson Financial ranks Edwards Wildman #1 in its national ranking of "Top Bond Counsel (Competitive)" for 2011. Additionally, Edwards Wildman is ranked 9th in the overall national category of "Top Bond Counsel."

World Trademark Review ranks Edwards Wildman among the Top 25 firms in the world in its World Trademark Review 1000 listing.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Advertising, Marketing and PromotionsAntitrust/Competition Law
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute ResolutionBenefits & Compensation
Business CounselingBusiness Law
Class ActionCommercial Litigation
Complex Commercial LitigationComplex Litigation
Compliance for Risk ManagementCopyright
Corruption & the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActCoverage & Claims
Cross BorderDigital Media and E-Commerce
Environmental & Regulatory Compliance LitigationFund Formation
IP LitigationInsurance & Reinsurance
Insurance & Reinsurance LitigationIntellectual Property
Investigations & Corporate IntegrityLabor & Employment
Licensing, Collaborations, Joint Ventures & Strategic AlliancesMergers & Acquisitions
Municipal Insolvency and Chapter 9 BankruptcyPrivacy & Data Protection
Private EquityProduct Liability
Public FinancePublic Policy & Government Relations
Real EstateReal Estate and Construction Litigation
ReinsuranceRestructuring & Insolvency
Securities LitigationSmall Business Investment Companies
Start-up CompaniesTechnology, Media & Telecommunications
Toxic TortTrademark and Trade Dress
Venture CapitalWhite Collar & Government Enforcement

Statement of Practice Summary:
Administrative Law; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Appellate Practice; Aviation and Aerospace; Banking Law; Bankruptcy; Business Law; Civil Rights; Communications Law; Construction Law; Contracts; Corporate Law; Criminal Law; Debtor and Creditor; Education Law; Elder Law; Eminent Domain; Employee Benefits; Energy; Entertainment Law; Sports Law; Environmental Law; Family Law; Finance; General Practice; Government; Government Contracts; Health Care; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Law; International Trade; Internet Law; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Media Law; Medical Malpractice; Mergers and Acquisitions; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Real Estate; Securities; Taxation; Technology and Science; Toxic Torts; Transportation; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate; Zoning Law; Planning Law; Land Use; Academic Employment; Age Discrimination; Agency Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust; Arbitration Insurance; Arbitration; Bank Regulatory Law; Biotechnology; Business Acquisitions; Capital Finance; Civil Litigation; Class Actions; Collective Bargaining; Commercial Law; Commercial Litigation; Lender Law; Commercial Loans; Commercial Real Estate Finance; Communications Finance; Complex Litigation; Computer Law; Construction Finance; Copyrights; Covenant - Not To Compete; Creditors Rights; Criminal Appeals; Defamation; Emerging Growth Companies; Emerging Technologies; Employee Discrimination; Employment at Will; Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Estate Administration; Financial Services Law; Estate Litigation; Estate Planning; Executive Compensation; Hazardous Materials; Health Law; Fiduciary Law; Hospital Law; Insolvency; General Corporate Law; Insurance Coverage; Insurance Regulatory; Guardianship; Insurance Transactions; International Business Law; International Commercial Arbitration; Labor Law; Lending; Litigation of Restrictive Covenants; Loan Workout Law; Patent Prosecution; Maritime Law; Mass Torts; Mediation; Professional Discipline; Drug and Medical Device Litigation; Medical Pharmacy Malpractice; Public Finance; Mortgage Lending Licensing; Municipal Bonds; Negligence; Non-Competition Agreements; Partnerships; Patent Infringement; Patent Law; Patent Litigation; Personal Tax Planning Law; Premises Liability; Professional Organization Law; Trademark Litigation; Public Utility Regulation; Real Estate Foreclosures; Trademarks; Real Estate Workouts; Receiverships; Venture Capital; Venture Capital Finance; Reinsurance; Risk Management; Sex Discrimination; Surety Law; Tax Exempt Bonds; Tax Exempt Finance; Tax Planning For Corporations; Taxation of Estates Law; Trade Secrets Agreements; Trusts; Unfair Competition; White Collar Criminal Defense; Computer & Technology Transactions; Debt & Equity Finance; Development & Leasing; Estate & Gift Taxation; Food & Drug Regulation; Gift & Transfer Mechanisms; Health & Hospital Law; Land Use & Litigation; Landlord & Tenant Law; Licensing & Distribution Arrangements; Licensing & Unfair Competition; Litigation Federal & State Courts; Occupational Safety & Health; Refinance & Development Law; Reinsurance Litigation & Arbitration; Secured & Asset Based Lending; Technology & Transaction Law; Wrongful Discharge & Discrimination.

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New California Requirements Shake Up Breach Notification and Data Safeguards
Karen L. Booth,Karen L. Booth,Ellen Marie Giblin,Ellen Marie Giblin,Laurie A. Kamaiko,Laurie A. Kamaiko,Mark E. Schreiber,Mark E. Schreiber,Thomas J. Smedinghoff,Thomas J. Smedinghoff, October 28, 2014
Recent amendments to California statutes governing breach notification and data safeguards impose new obligations by: (1) enhancing breach notification requirements relating to offerings of “identity theft prevention and mitigation services”; (2) expanding the statutory requirement to...

Major Amendments to Florida Breach Notification Statute: Unique Requirements and Short Deadlines Take Effect July 1
Theodore P. Augustinos,Karen L. Booth,Mark E. Schreiber,Thomas J. Smedinghoff, July 1, 2014
Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (SB 1524, the “Act”) into law, amending Florida’s breach notification statute effective July 1, 2014. The amendments are significant, including the first statutory requirement to provide...

NLRB Goes Negative on Workplace Policies Promoting Positive Behavior
Sang-yul Lee,Nathanael Nichols,Timothy P. Van Dyck, April 23, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board continues its close scrutiny of workplace policies that govern employee behavior. According to Hills and Dales General Hospital, 360 NLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), workplace policies banning “negativity” and “negative comments” are illegal....

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